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Cover of the book that may become the most significant book about China in English this year. [Photo provided to China Daily]






Of some 7 million Communist Party of China cadres who begin at primary-level organizations, only 140,000 make it to central and provincial governments. To be among seven members elected to the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee, the Party ...

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Post time 2015-7-22 11:28:37 |Display all floors
Sounds like a good read.  I will look for it.  There is no democracy at anything other than a very small local level.  As soon as large numbers of people get involved, influence peddling takes over, mostly on behalf of the rich and already powerful.  The original American democracy included the idea of a knowledgeable set of voters, and much simpler issues than exist today.  Most Americans are poorly educated in how government works and what the issues are, and the politicians and rich prefer it that way.  My two cents.

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